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  • Blog Post: Opinion – There's No Shortage Of New IP On The Way

    Complaining about a lack of new IP is a favorite pastime of gamers, and the undercooked launch lineups of both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One served up plenty to gripe about. If you're still bemoaning the industry's lack of new IP, however, it's time to find something else to whine about;... More
  • Blog Post: Embracing The Unreal: The Art And Animation Of Fortnite

    Fortnite marks a drastic shift for Epic Games. The developer is publishing the ambitious title itself and building an all-new online infrastructure, but the most obvious distinction from its previous work is the game's tone. Leaving Gears of War behind, the artists at Epic are embracing the cartoony... More
  • Blog Post: Building And Crafting In Fortnite

    The success of Minecraft has inspired more developers to experiment with building elements in their games, many of which adhere closely to Mojang's voxel-based formula. Last week, we discussed how Epic is taking a different approach to procedurally generated worlds ; the studio is also exploring... More
  • Blog Post: Inside The Development History Of Fortnite

    When we announced Fortnite as the May cover of Game Informer , many commented that they had forgotten about the game since its announcement back in 2011 . Why did the game take so long and what's been happening inside the halls of Epic Games? While visiting the studio in North Carolina, we spoke... More
  • Blog Post: The Endless World Of Fortnite

    Epic Games is leaving behind linear level design to embrace the chaos of an open, procedurally generated world. However, the studio is doing so in a way that still incorporates its experience crafting polished triple-A shooters, providing a unique mix of curated and spontaneous content. Here's what... More
  • Blog Post: The Monsters Of Fortnite

    Last week we took a look at the characteristics and abilities of three of Fortnite's starting classes: the heavily armed commando , the melee-focused ninja , and the fort-building constructor . Today we're focusing on some of the deadly monsters you'll be up against. Epic is crafting a rogues'... More
  • Blog Post: Introducing Fortnite's Constructor Class

    Earlier this week we took a look at Fortnite's two combat-focused classes: the heat-packing commando , and the sword-wielding ninja . Today we're pulling back the curtain on the constructor, a class designed to make good use of Fortnite's intuitive building mechanics. While every character... More
  • Blog Post: Introducing Fortnite's Ninja Class

    Fortnite's mixture of action and base-building is designed to appeal to many styles of gameplay, from accomplished shooter veterans to armchair architects. Earlier this week, we checked out Fortnite's gun-toting commando class . Today, we're taking a look at the game's other combat-focused... More
  • Blog Post: Introducing Fortnite's Commando Class

    Fortnite constitutes a major departure for Epic Games, thanks to its strong focus on fort building and exploring large, procedurally generated worlds. However, the first of Fortnite's character classes will be reassuringly familiar to fans of the developer's venerable history in the triple-A... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Fortnite Hands-On Gameplay Impressions

    We've posted a video with the developers at Epic explaining their new game Fortnite , but we wanted to share our own hands-on impressions as well. Game Informer's editor-in-chief Andy McNamara, Dan Ryckert, and Jeff Marchiafava have played a lot of the game and were eager to talk about it. From... More
  • Blog Post: What Is Fortnite?

    The world learned that Epic was working on a game called Fortnite in 2011, but since then we've only heard rumblings and brief statements on the game's existence. With our May cover story and month of exclusive content rolling out in our hub , we're hoping to answer every question you might... More
  • Blog Post: Where Are These Games Now?

    A number of games are slated to come out this year, but whether they will or not remains to be seen. We check in with a number of titles to see how things are going. Bayonetta 2 News on the game has been largely silent since E3 last year, when a multiplayer mode was announced. Conventional wisdom says... More
  • Blog Post: How Epic's Game Jams Led To Fortnite and Infinity Blade: Dungeons

    Creating four Gears of War titles in six years takes its toll on a team. To ensure that the employees of Epic Games studio in North Carolina don't get burned out, director of production Rod Fergusson and the other heads of the studio have scheduled a time for complete freedom called "Epic Fridays"... More
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